Kia America reports February sales of 49,182 units, up 2.3% from February 2021, with EVs breaking sales record set in September 2021 by 181%; sales for Niro EV up 40% from record set in February 2017, as EV, plug-ins, hybrids make 13% of sales

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IRVINE, California , March 1, 2022 (press release) –

Kia America today announced February sales of 49,182 units, up 2.3-percent over February 2021. Monthly highlights include sales of Kia’s EV models marking their best-ever monthly performance and shattering the previous record set in September 2021 by 181-percent. In addition, sales of the Niro line of electrified crossovers saw a 40-percent increase over the model line’s best-ever February sales total set in 2017. The Telluride and K5 also broke previous model-specific February sales records by 13- and 5-percent, respectively.

“Kia continues to outpace the industry and ‘charge ahead’ with the shift toward electrified vehicles as sales of our range of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models continued to break records and now make up 13-percent of our sales,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America. “With first-month sales of the all-electric Kia EV6 exceeding 2,100 units we are confident that even more consumers considering their own shift to electrified vehicles will now consider Kia.”

In addition to sales, February saw several significant announcements coming from the brand, including:

Kia taking the number-one spot among all major U.S. automotive brands (mainstream and luxury) in the J.D. Power 2022 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).

The Chicago Auto Show debut of the 2023 Sportage PHEV, the latest electrified model to join the brand’s lineup of award-winning SUVs

The 2022 Kia Telluride recognized as the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money by the editors of U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s annual selection of “Best Car for the Money”

The debut of Kia’s 13th Super Bowl spot, entitled “Robo Dog” highlighting the all-new, all-electric EV6 and the brand’s partnership with The Petfinder Foundation to help shelter animals find their forever homes.

Kia’s Super Bowl spot was the number one ranked automotive ad and the number four most popular ad overall according to the USA Today Ad Meter, which also named “Robo Dog” the “most heartwarming” Super Bowl advertisement                                 

Kia’s renewal of the brand’s long-standing sponsorship of the B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School

Kia America - about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electrified vehicles sold through a network of nearly 750 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.

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MONTH OF FEBRUARY

 

MONTH OF FEBRUARY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2022

2021

2022

2021

EV6

2,125

N/A

2,125

N/A

Rio

2,045

2,191

3,678

3,924

Forte

8,141

7,370

13,889

14,391

K5/Optima

6,558

6,218

12,352

11,677

Cadenza

N/A

46

N/A

101

Stinger

1,090

742

2,081

1,437

K900

N/A

14

N/A

34

Soul

5,059

4,915

8,949

10,292

Niro

3,008

1,296

5,262

2,558

Seltos

3,981

5,297

6,172

10,289

Sportage

2,689

7,033

8,682

12,946

Sorento

5,540

5,730

11,685

11,032

Telluride

7,618

6,637

14,408

13,263

Carnival/Sedona

1,328

573

2,387

1,083

Total

49,182

48,062

91,670

93,027

 

 

 

 

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